American Tobacco Co Blue Boar Rough Cut

A Mixture Of Fine Tobaccos. So Cut As To Make A Perfect Smoke For The Pipe.


Brand American Tobacco Co
Blended By  
Manufactured By American Tobacco Co.
Blend Type American
Contents Burley, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Cut Coarse Cut
Packaging 1.5 ounce pouch, 1.5 ounce tin
Country United States
Production No longer in production


Mild to Medium
Extremely Mild -> Overwhelming
None Detected
None Detected -> Extra Strong
Room Note
Unnoticeable -> Overwhelming
Extremely Mild (Flat) -> Overwhelming

Average Rating

2.33 / 4





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Reviewed By Date Rating Strength Flavoring Taste Room Note
Jul 30, 2015 Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Tolerable
I wanted to know two things about Blue Boar: 1. How does it taste? 2. How close did Bob Runowski get in recreating this taste with Morley’s Best?

Once I obtained a smokable sample, the first part was easy. The second part was more perplexing because of the age of this tobacco.

I’m guessing this was packaged between the 1940s and the 1960s. I’ll just say its 50 years old give or take a few years. Either way, that many years would make this Blue Boar different now than when it was originally packaged. I think most tobaccos with that much age would change, some significantly, in how they smell, smoke, and taste.

Before getting into the taste comparison, I’ll briefly mention the pouch note. The aged bright Virginia in this Blue Boar is distinct while the Burley and Latakia are less noticeable when compared to Morley’s Best. In Morley’s Best, the Burley and Latakia mostly dominate the tin note while the Virginia is more reserved. However, even with the tin notes transposed between these blends, they smelled similar, just that Morley’s Best smelled stronger.

I alternated smoking these two blends back to back a few times in different pipes. I thought this best rather than letting a day or two pass between smoking one and then the other. Blue Boar is milder and has an obvious flavour not detected in Morley’s Best. That being the aged bright Virginia. I have some Mac Baren Virginia No. 1 that is 35-40 years old and it taste notably different than the current version of Virginia No.1 (even some with three to four years age). Just like Virginia No.1, the bright Virginia in Blue Boar has darkened and has a similar unlit smell and a similar smoking flavour. After the first third of the bowl, the old Virginia fades and the flavours of the three tobaccos meld more. Unlike MB were the Latakia and burley dominate throughout the smoke and the Virginia tags along as a sweet after thought (much like its tin note).

From my limited smokes of Blue Boar, I think Bob Runowski got as close to recreating its flavour, with Morley’s Best, as anyone could. I think Bob accurately blended the types of tobaccos and their proportions to match Blue Boar. I believe if we could transport this pouch of Blue Boar from the day it was packed to today, the only noticeable difference between these two blends would be in the crops available then verses those now.
Pipe Used: Custom-bilts and Custombilts
PurchasedFrom: Ebay
Age When Smoked: Approx. 50 years old.
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